Great Britain at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 284 (210 men and 74 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer David Broome (opening)
Richard Meade (closing)
Medals
Rank: 12
Gold
4
Silver
5
Bronze
9
Total
18
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 284 competitors, 210 men and 74 women, took part in 159 events in 18 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

The Great Britain team included 69-year old equestrian Lorna Johnstone - the oldest British athlete ever to appear in the Olympic Games.

Medallists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Great Britain entered three men and three women. Their highest placing competitor was Lynne Evans, at 16th place in the women's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 10.41
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.58
  • Semifinals — 10.52 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 10.54
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.53 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 10.58
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.60 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 21.26
  • Heat, Round 2— 21.41 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 46.46
  • Heat, Round 2— 46.11
  • Semifinals — 46.71 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 46.15
  • Heat, Round 2— 45.99
  • Semifinals — 45.91 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 46.48
  • Heat, Round 2— 47.10 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.6
  • Semifinals — 1:46.5
  • Final — 1:46.6 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:48.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:54.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.8
  • Semifinals — 3:38.2
  • Final — 3:39.0 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 3:42.1
  • Semifinals — 3:45.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:45.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:33.0
  • Final — 13:27.6 (→ 3rd place)
  • Heat — 13:38.2
  • Final — 13:43.2 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 13:49.8
  • Final — 13:43.2 (→ 12th place)

Men's 10000 metres

  • Heat — 27:53.6
  • Final — 28:05.4(→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 28:31.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 28:46.8(→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.08
  • Semifinals — 14.24 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.94
  • Semifinals — 14.37 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14.31 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Hurdlles

  • Heat — 49.72
  • Semifinals — 49.66
  • Final — 48.52 (→ 3rd place)

Men's 3000m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:33.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:35.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:38.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Relay

  • Heat — 39.63
  • Semifinals — 39.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x400m Relay

  • Semifinals — 3:01.3
  • Final — 3:00.5 (→ 2nd place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.86
  • Final — 7.91 (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.64 (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualification — 4.80 (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 18.94 (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus

  • Qualification — 57.24 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 53.86 (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin

  • Qualification — 74.68 (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 66.32
  • Final — 68.18 (→ 16th place)
  • Qualification — 64.56 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 11.52
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.57
  • Semifinals — 11.64(→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 11.55
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.58 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 11.45
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.72 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 23.76
  • Heat, Round 2— 23.69
  • Semifinals — 24.03 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 23.97
  • Heat, Round 2— 23.72 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 24.04
  • Heat, Round 2— 24.05 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 53.67
  • Heat, Round 2— 53.01 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 53.31
  • Heat, Round 2— 53.29 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 54.13 (→ did not advance)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:03.6
  • Semifinals — 2:02.4
  • Final — 2:00.2 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 2:03.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:03.6 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 4:13.0
  • Semifinals — 4:07.4
  • Final — 4:04.8 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 4:11.3
  • Semifinals — 4:09.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 4:14.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100m hurdles

  • Heat — 13.37 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.53 (→ did not advance)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:09.45 (→ 17th place)

Men's Tandem

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

  • Beverly Williams – 301.26 points (→ 12th place)
  • Heien Mary Koppell – 178.17 points (→ 18th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 14 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain in 1972.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Mexico (6-0)
  • Lost to India (0-5)
  • Lost to New Zealand (1-2)
  • Defeated Kenya (2-0)
  • Drew with Australia (1-1)
  • Defeated the Netherlands (3-1)
  • Defeated Poland (2-1)
  • Semi Final Round
  • Defeated Spain (2-0)
  • Classification Match
  • 5th/6th place: Lost to Australia (1-2) after extra time → 6th place
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Fox, Lillywhite, and Phelps – 14257 points (→ 9th place)

Alternate Member:

  • James Darby

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single Scull

  • Heat — 7:57.49
  • Repechage — 8:10.32
  • Semi Finals — 8:38.62
  • B-Final — 8:00.38 (→ 9th place)

Men's Double scull

  • (→ 5th place)

Men's Coxless pair

  • M M K Cooper, J T McCarthy
  • (→ 12th place)

Men's Coxed pair

  • Heat — 7:49.56
  • Repechage — 8:01.14
  • Semi Finals — 8:21.61
  • B-Final — 7:59.57 (→ 8th place)

Men's Coxless four

  • (→ 7th place)

Men's Coxed four

  • (→ 10th place)

Sailing[edit]

Flying Dutchman

  • Rodney Pattison (Helmsman) and Chris Davies (Gold Medal)

Tempest

  • Alan Warren (Helmsman) and David Hunt (Silver Medal)

Finn

  • Patrick Pym (Helmsman) (12th Place)

Dragon

  • Simon Tait (Helmsman), Charles Currey and Ian Hannay

Soling

  • John Oakley (Helmsman), Barry Dunning and Charles Reynolds (5th place)

Star

  • Stuart Jardine (Helmsman) and John Wastall

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 54.70s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 55.06s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.17 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:56.99 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:00.79 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:58.33
  • Final — 7:55.59 (→ 8th place)

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12.